The assigned materials for the course are Barry Scheck, Peter Neufeld and Jim Dwyer, Actual Innocence: When Justice Goes Wrong and How to Make it Right (Signet 2001), and materials posted on this website.  

It is recommended that you read as much of Actual Innocence as you can by the start of class.  The book is a quick read.  At a minimum, you should read the Introduction, Chapter 1 and the charts on 360-364 prior to our first class.  (If you have not completed the book by the first week, make sure to read the relevant chapter of Actual Innocence in conjunction with the website reading for each week.)  In addition, go the the National Innocence Project web site and browse to get an idea of the scope of the issues we will be discussing.

Also for our first class, please take a look at the Inmate Questionnaire and begin to familiarize yourself with it.  

Additionally, please fill out the Profile form and bring it with you to class.  This will facilitate your team placement.  By the third week, you will be receiving your case and team assignment to work on during the semester.